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Archives: December 4, 2012

ITF steps up support for ILWU Los Angeles/Long Beach workers in outsourcing dispute

After Promising To Preserve Medicare For Current Retirees, GOP Demands Immediate Cuts...

1 in 4 teachers at privatized Muskegon Heights schools quit during first 3 months of school year

U.S. corporate profits stronger than ever, workers' wages fallen to lowest-ever share of GDP

Scouts and guides consider adopting atheist oaths

a petition to ban pensions for federally elected officials

new meeting tonight/and another

Let's argue about the law of succession in the UK!

Walmart’s Downward Wage Spiral

The delicate relationship I have with my keyboard - The Oatmeal

White House shoots down House Republican proposal on fiscal cliff

Blurring the boundaries: punk rock and religion

Now THIS is how you do Patriotism: "Rule, Britannia" at the Proms

It Gets Better: December 3, 2012 - Max Adler

It's that time of year again. Patton Oswalt takes on Christmas Shoes

Historic 'Super Typhoon' Bopha Smashes Into Philippines


White House rejects GOP offer as 'nothing new,' unbalanced

Sunflower picture for today: *SF#06 - Not yet a flower

The Campaign... Will Ferrell at his finest! Laugh out loud funny!!!

Sitting in the ER -- not critical -- I just got so short of breath that I knew something was up.

Scott Walker Still Has a Koch Habit

The utter insanity of blaming teachers only and letting parents and students off the hook.

Buying Made in USA for xmas

Facebook Event: Obama Leaves Office - Sunday, January 20, 2013

For ralps, and all the other DU cat lovers.

Jan Brewer is an out and out liar.

Rich GOPers were/are so angry they

Maddow Blog "don't call it a counter-offer

We Can Make Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault a Crime of the Past

Happy Springtime (Bush Is Over) - Happy X-mas (War Is Over) John Lennon cover song -

US weighing military options if Syria uses WMD

How Boehner’s counteroffer raises taxes on the middle class

Poor Sad Mitt and Ann. Mitt Romney Orders Boston Market For Thanksgiving, Paper Reveals

Dr Veronique de Rugy

Obama should channel FDR in fiscal cliff battle with Corporate Lobbyists

Corporate Profits Hit Record High While Worker Wages Hit Record Low

Watch: Teacher Infiltrates ALEC Education Meeting, Confronts Members

John Lott quickly posted on Fox News to "answer" Bob Costas gun comments ---Lott goes RACIST

Why No Deal Is Better Than A Bad Deal

Anyone else making fruitcake for the holidays?

DU on Kindle fire

How Boehner's counteroffer raises taxes on the Middle Class

Dick Armey is a dissident Teabagger

Vietnam veterans sue military in Conn. over PTSD

Obama hails Nunn, Lugar efforts to secure nukes

Norway: Princess took secret India trip to care for gay palace employee’s newborn twins

Dick Armey Quits Tea Party Group in Split Over Direction

Did My Good Deed For The Day, My Friends

California honors teenager kicked out of Boy Scouts for being gay

Hunger Strike for Education

Karl Rove, meet Fork. Fork, meet Karl Rove

With 10 million views, I might be the only one who hadn't seen this...

Richard Trumka, "They're trying to take the Internet"

All thats missing, is the snow

Best ways to make Christmas donations?

US court upholds $1 million for Latino student harassed in NY high school

Prominent Conservative Grassroots Group Slams Boehner’s Counteroffer

J. Christian Adams spouts insanity on Fox News

Sheldon Adelson Spent Far More On Campaign Than Previously Known


This election just took place last month and the President hasn't been sworn in.

Rick Santorum Joins Conservative Birther Website WorldNetDaily As Weekly Contributor - Crazy Returns

big earthquake. you all okay?

Catholic newspaper calls for ordination of women. I agree.. End the religious sexism....

"They pulled the people out of the apartments to vote"

Treaty to expand disability rights overseas is threatened in Senate, frustrating Senator John Kerry

Kid Rock To Obama: 'No Hard Feelings' Over Election Victory

Foghorn Leghorn, your opinion?

Columbia Professor Blasts Grover Norquist Pledge As ‘Seditious’ And ‘Treasonous’ - video link

I spy with my little eye..

Romney Hair Cut

Spring Forest Qigong One Minute of Love

Sen.Sanders Reacts to the GOP Budget Plan

Mandatory Monday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Breaking Bad & a new kitty gif

Breaking: 5.7 earthquake near Anchorage. CBC News.

Obama approval up to 54 percent in Gallup today

Great graph demonstrating the effectiveness of the War on Drugs

just had a big rolling earthquake where I live in Alaska

New Hoarders on A&E, really crazy cat lady addition.

Fiscal Cliff Protestors To Picket Social Security Offices Nationwide

MUST SEE VIDEO: Airplanes landing in a Timely Fashion

Adding This to my Christmas List :)

Tomorrow, December 4th...

Please refute any point I have made.

Just bought my ticket to attend a lecture inside studio 2, Abbey Road Studios March 9

My parish is growing.

Have the Republican ever, EVER, itemized the zillion dollars of tax loopholes they want to close?

Singapore Is The Least Emotional Country In The World

Ignorance is Bliss

Peru tells Hague court Chile sea claims unjust

Whats a fitting way to break up with your auto insurance company?

In case you've never seen the hole for a horizontal geothermal field

Judge removed in Fort Hood shooting rampage case

Decapitated Man Found in Calif. Being Investigated as a Possible Suicide

Is Boehner an alcoholic?

Columbian professor Robert Thurman calls the Grover Norquist oath "seditious" and "treasonous".

"McCain Called John Kerry 'Mr. Secretary'" by Elspeth Reeve at the Atlantic Wire

My mother is cleaning out her house

A new episode of active volcanism on Venus?

Motion says keep justice on NC redistricting case

Anyone know what is going on with Current TV?

"The best way to predict the future is to create it." n/t

Ariz. woman nearly died from brain fluid leaking out her nose

"Hillary is Running: A Dispatch from the Saban Forum"

NSA Whistleblower: All Americans Under Constant Surveillance

Recent threads on Israel

John Boehner kept saying today he was "Nowhere" in the fiscal cliff talks

McCain Once Offered Identical Assessment As Susan Rice On Benghazi Attack

Christina Hoff Sommers, MRA enabler and Radical Anti-Feminist in group tied to ALEC

The GOP has found a NEW way to obstruct judicial nominees...

Feds announce huge meth bust involving several South Bay agencies

Apple's new 'Assembled in USA' iMac a bear to upgrade, repair

Cop pleads guilty to reselling stolen narc evidence on the streets

On the topic of welfare...

Post-Campaign Super-PAC Cash Still Flowing to Consultants

If HRC really felt she HAD to run, here's the advice I'd give her(add yours as well)

Cantor's Tough Talk is Weak but Typical of GOP Foreign Policy "Ideas"

The most imprtant news with which Diane Sawyer started ABC evening News?

If someone uses the terms "Repuke", "Rethug" and "Repug" while posting right wing talking points...

Lines Blur as Texas Gives Industries a Bonanza

American Commander Details Al Qaeda’s Strength in Mali

You ever notice how Republican former presidents and GOP losers of general elections

Karma is going to bite them on the ass...

Meet Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia’s Todd Akin

He is my President

Fort Hood shootings: judge who ordered beard shaved is taken off case

President Obama answers #My2k questions on Twitter live from the White House

Anyone know how to research on

Beware -- The Hamper Monster Is Real

I just watched a segment on NBC's 'Shelton's Not So Family Christmas' that glorified shooting

Belcher subject of police reports while in college at Maine

Game of Thrones Season 3. They're filming now.

Behold! I have identified the evil source behind the Anti-Christmas war cry, "Happy Holidays".

Wendell Potter: The Behind-the-Scenes Battle That Could Subvert Obamacare (IMPORTANT!!)

"Five Reasons Obama Will Rout GOP in Lame Duck Budget Battle"

Florida high-school graduation rate remains among nation's worst

Thom Hartmann vs. Julie Gunlock - Stop the slow poisoning of Americans.

The worst part of a colonoscopy?

Does anyone know what happened to John Fugelsang show on Current TV?

DU This Post, pretty please. (Support the Clerical Union)

Washington Floats Chemical Weapons Charge As Pretext Tor Syria Buildup

Watch Letterman tonight...might show his being honored ....

Carbon monoxide sickens 42 kids at Ga. school

The fiscal cliff... obervations of a passerby...

So,....when you don't want to spell out fuck,.....why do you type f**k instead of *uc*?

Could the person who made this alert explain why?

Rep. Tom Cole: Republicans Don’t Need to Present a Plan Yet

EXCLUSIVE: Julian Assange on WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning, Cypherpunks, Surveillance State

I just spent a couple min at the trash library

Is Boehner trying to look like he's reining in the baggers? Justin Amash (MI-3) was just booted

Gov. Jan Brewer Caught "Hiking The Appalachian Trail"?

GOP's $4.6T 'fiscal cliff' counterproposal rebuffed

Right-to-work bill gets Michigan Chamber's support

Epitomizing Tasteless The Olsen Twins

When we go over the cliff, you know who to blame........

House Ds to circulate discharge petition to force vote on preserving middle-class tax cuts.

It's really only violence if it is man vs. woman.

Buddy Guy is the overlooked guy in the awards.

One fourth of teachers at Michigan charter school quit.

Hundreds line up for free sex toys at South End giveaway

If you like big voices, you'll want to hear Trevin Hunte

Boehner's Offer Of $800 Million In Revenue Is Just An Agreement to Agree! Worthless!

Private Prison Company Used in Drug Raids at Public High School

Complaints About Turkey Attacks On The Rise In Brookline

CraigsList picks 12/4/12

NY Times Editorial - "The House Makes an ‘Offer’"

kasandra perkins deserves better

CFL's? Nope. LED's? Nope. The bulb of the future may be the Fipel.

Best Political Cartoons of the Week

Arrest made in assault on autistic girl

What would you do?

Early start may mean bad flu season ahead

8.4 % cut to housing and community development programs that would occur in Jan under sequestion

I just realized Meta is like the DU used car guide LOL

Why DO some people here think Scott Brown is sure to win a special election for Kerry's seat?

Best Teabagger Christmas Postcard Ever!

Jon Stewart Tears Into Fox News And Bill O’Reilly For Outrage Over The War On Christmas™

Gloat Free NBA Scores (Monday, December 3)

How not to start an article

Judge temporarily blocks Calif. gay therapy law

"The Obamas-You Can't Fake That!" Compilation of Pics With the Obamas Connecting With Our Kids :))

Assange: Google, Facebook run “side projects” for US spooks

David Gergen says the President has a "partial" mandate.

Pat Oliphant nails it again (TOON)

'Look, isn't there some way we can get Julian out of here?'

For Mormon feminists, progress 'with an asterisk'

Owner leaves his loft empty — then sees a man living inside

More Cat.

Shell Oil's Artic Drilling Containment Dome "Crushed Like a Beer Can" in Tests

133-year-old wooden steamer shipwreck found in Lake Huron -video

Anyone know if this is on the Mayan Calendar?

Buried stereotypes, one example (of many)

George Zimmerman’s bloody nose

U.S. court voids drug rep's conviction, cites free speech

Today is National Dice Day

Iran captures U.S. drone in its airspace-media

It's National Cookie Day

U.S. SEC charges China affiliates of top accounting firms

Soldiers deployed to demolish shuttered Afghanistan bases

Vazquez Sounds - All I Want For Christmas Is You (Official Video)

Ghana solar energy plant set to be Africa's largest

Nuclear Power Whistleblowers Charge Federal Regulators With Favoring Secrecy Over Safety

So FreedomWorks

Egyptian papers suspend publication in protest

I cannot stand David Walker

Mike Malloy - When Will John Boehner Sober Up?

Mike Malloy - Don´t Mess With God´s Gifts

Mike Malloy - The Ultimate Truth: Republicans Lie (maybe the best rant of 2012)

Gov. Brewer's whereabouts a mystery

Must see to believe...Grab a Cat

Anonymous target revenge porn site owner Hunter Moore

surprise, surprise the most outlandish racism and bigotry is allowed if it is directed against

Nursing home horror: Nursing home resident had 57 maggots removed from her ear

If Mitt had won

US Senate votes against indefinite detention of Caribbean, other nationals

Monsanto Co. seeks to take over Mexico's heartland with GM maize

Monsanto Co. seeks to take over Mexico's heartland with GM maize

Cuba reports 3.1 percent economic growth for 2012

Chavez will travel to Brazil for summit - ambassador

The politics and insanity of the Cuba embargo

The politics and insanity of the Cuba embargo

Very funny: Using Social Media To Cover For Lack Of Original Thought - Onion Talks -

Wife of Alan Gross Sues US for Husband's Cuba Incarceration

Wife of Alan Gross Sues US for Husband's Cuba Incarceration

The Obscenely Rich Men Bent on Shredding the Safety Net

Chinese State Firm Pleads Guilty In U.S. Over Pakistan Nuclear Exports

Not Destroying The World In 2012, So Stop Scaring The Kids

Walmart's Exploitation Is Nothing New, So What Made Workers Finally Fight Back?

Cuba cuts tax on $3-a-minute calls to US

What's for Dinner ~ Tuesday Dec 4th

study: lion ranges, populations dropping in africa

nato to decide on missiles for turkey

Man Who Committed Wyoming Slaying Had Pending Gun Permit: Cops

Generals and Admirals Urge Congress to Amend Personal Weapon Privacy Law

Philippines Mindanao island hit by Typhoon Bopha

Should Mentally Incompetent Veterans Retain Gun Rights?

Historic 'Super Typhoon' Bopha Smashes Into Philippines

Bill Moyers: FCC Moves Towards More Media Consolidation Columnist Attacks Bob Costas For Correctly Drawing Connection Between Guns And Murder

Fox News chief’s failed attempt to enlist Petraeus as presidential candidate

My kids are in for a treat this morning

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Five Times Greater Than Pledges To Help Developing Nations

Looking for your next progressive job?

It Takes a Cabal of Willing Governments to Maintain Global Tax Havens

Luckovich nails the R's today...

Toles nails the R's on the 'fiscal cliff'

If you can't win honestly, change the rules. The GOP is at it again.

Big Pharma Company Mocked Patients Who Got "Jawbone Death" from Drug: "Ma Toot Hurts So Bad"

Woman Saves Drowning Baby Bird While Man Shouts & Laughs from Riverbank

Meta-cognition is a beautiful thing.

EDF Falls in Paris on Rising Costs for Normandy Nuclear Reactor

Nancy Pelosi’s Key Role In Budget Negotiations

Is there an accepted standard of "decent interval" between the time a dog is seen to . . . .

How odd. "Killing Them Softly" gets a great review on Rotten Tomatoes.

corporate profits hit record high while worker wages hit record low

Boris Johnson calls for 'pared down' EU relationship

Turkish TV channel fined for airing 'insulting' episode of The Simpsons

Defense Execs Say Deeper DoD Budget Cuts, Higher Taxes OK

Mika: "Democrats are so arrogant with their "we won".." Damned near fell off my couch on that one.

Is this post racist?

Peak oil review - Dec 3

Peak oil review - Dec 3

Romeo Crennel on Jovan Belcher: ‘I don’t know what made him snap’


Banks Are "Where the Money Is" In The Drug War

Poll: Public Will Blame Congressional GOP For ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Failures

Lawyers to ask Wis. court to rule in prayer death

Radio Host Alex Jones Calls for Angelina Jolie’s Arrest for “War Crimes”

The Austerity Dictionary- Irish but still the same shit.

this is more from the trash library

Republicans on negotiations and compromise.

Papa John's Obamacare Stance Costs Company Its Reputation: Study

What is "news" tv show supposed to cover? On DU I read what is happening, such as a horrific storm

Gridlock isn't the reason for the endless fiscal cliff negotiations. The Speaker's weakness is

Toon - McRage

a novel idea

Tuesday Toon Roundup 1- GOPers

Tuesday Toon Roundup 2- Cliffery

Tuesday Toon Roundup 3- Middle East

Tuesday Toon Roundup 4- Sports

Tuesday Toon Roundup 5- The Rest

Rahm Emanual To Israel: "You've Screwed Yourselves"

Chuck Todd will discuss POTUS low victory margin. I cannot wait...n/t

so much from the failed right

*** Gets out her staple gun and posts new sign for the DU Dog Park * * *

Can we hear you now?

Defense industry acknowledges likelihood of Pentagon budget cuts

Top ten open source gifts for the holidays

If Banks Paid Their Full Taxes, We Could Rehire All 130,000 Teachers Laid Off During The Recession

The case against Hillary

Cohn Said to Join Lasry at White House Meeting on Deficit

"This is the truth!" vs "Is this true?"

Karma smacks Papa John on the ass....

Diamonds Dug in Gusty Arctic Too Remote for Diesel Fuel

Portman Gets Heckled Repeatedly At 'Fix the Debt' Conference

Treasury Scarcity to Grow as Fed Buys 90% of New Bonds

John Boehner: Cat herder

Sources tell HuffPost that Elizabeth Warren has won a seat on the Senate Banking Committee!

Using biomarkers from prehistoric human feces to track settlement and agriculture

GOP Senator Gets Schooled On Obamacare: ‘You Lost The Election, Buddy’

Indian navy prepared to deploy to South China Sea (to protect oil)

CA: Program trains farmworkers to be organic farmers

Elizabeth Warren Wins Senate Banking Committee Seat: Sources

Arctic Ocean gets first gas cargo (LNG)

Ghana solar energy plant set to be Africa's largest

Alaskan black guillemots fight ice retreat

Washington State Plans for a More Acid Ocean

Sunflower picture for today: *SF#07 - But I don't wanna look at Meta

Nurses in drive for 'compassionate care'{uk}

Very evident to even the most braindead morons....

Here is a list of potential Democratic presidential candidates for 2016:

So, why aren’t Republicans suggesting Romney’s tax plan for the fiscal cliff negotiations?

Warren Buffett: the 1% of the 1%

Is America Islamophobic?

'Gateway to the underworld': Archeologists and filmmakers explore underwater labyrinths to discover

Republicrats that oppose the establishment...

President Obama Answers #My2k Questions on Twitter

Kathryn Gray: I’m with the #Welshtaliban

Have Quarter Pounder Proletarians Finally Found Their Voice? This American Bacon

China Mafia-Style Hack Attack Drives California Firm to Brink

The Most Profitable Oil Field In The World Is Right Here In America

Anonymous leaks Syrian government emails, shutting down Syrian government websites.

Information on the fiscal cliff

Krugman: Three-Card Budget Monte

Chinese student fails job interview because of iPhone

Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, William McKinley, FDR, Eisenhower, Reagan & Barack Obama

GOP's War On Xmas & America

What were they cooking?

Wall Street Manipulates Deficit Angst with 'Fiscal Cliff' Fear by dean baker

Obama, reaching. Always reaching. But what more is there left to reach for?

This New Yorker cartoon gets to the heart of the "kids will be kids" debate.

Keiser Report: Black holes of debt, silver manipulation, bond bubbles and more!

Ashley Judd exploring Senate run

Decade of US 'War on Terror' Yields More 'Terrorism'

Report: Benghazi 'Talking Points' Watered Down By CIA, Not White House

147 years, 4 months.

Thom Hartmann: 1956 Republicans Show 2012 Republicans How to Win

The plan the right is pretending not to like

How the North Dakota fracking boom shook a family

World 'on collision course with nature', OECD green growth report warns

Is everybody who minimizes rape a potential insensitive jerk?

Amsterdam to create 'scum villages'

Presidential Fish

Republican Thugs in the House Hope to Derail Obama’s Tax-Hike Bill

Students Occupying Cooper Union Insist on Founder's Vision

Finally a jury with courage.

US is Only Developed County where Younger Generation will Receive Less Education than their Parents

Hostess CEO Cuts Worker Pay, But Leaves Own Salary Untouched

Fossil raindrops probe ancient atmosphere

Student Loan holiday - what is it?

study: drug coverage to vary under health law

Death Star Petition Urges White House To Build Killer Space Station

Citizens Protest Looming 'Fiscal Cliff' Budget Cuts

Potential Rapists, the Male DUer Dilemma Unwrapped ...

Merry Christimas. I Got You The Truth

Yo, Lounge. Time to think about your theme song for 2013.


Verizon has filed a patent for a DVR that can watch and listen to the goings-on in your living room

Ted Nugent wants public assistance recipients to not have the right to vote...

Supreme Court Rules Government May Be Liable for Flooding.

“The Hunt is On, and Brother, You’re the Prey”

Will Kentucky Embrace Ashley Judd’s Progressive Senate Run?

Should concern about the deficit be a TOS violation?

So Mitt got his old Marriott job back, eh?

There are many men on DU who are supportive of women's rights

Colombian Armed Forces Kill Dozens of Rebels on Bombardment of Camp

Ted Nugent's Budget Deal: Suspend Vote For Welfare Recipients

Every complex problem has a simple solution.

Anyone have a good teriyaki dipping sauce recipe?

Darden cites failed promotions for lower outlook

Today in Peace and Justice history on December 4, 1969

Today in Peace and Justice history on December 4, 1969

Violence in western Colombia displaces indigenous people

GOP Sen. Jim DeMint: Boehner's 'fiscal cliff' proposal 'will destroy American jobs'

As We Descend into Chaos, it's Every Man for Himself....

Anyone know a non-shotgun way of keeping cats from pooping in my planter beds?

Ann Romney can't stop crying

Senate Democrats are attempting to force a vote on climate change

The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2012

YOU are not the issue

Six major banks paid only an 11% tax rate. Had they paid at 35%. . .

You Don't Need To Believe In...

Barack Obama '51 percent watch': Waiting on NYC to put him over the top

Lawyers to ask Wis. court to rule in prayer death. (EDITED)

Obama as Lord and Savior

I just got this e-mail from "The Doctor." Unsolicited and unwanted.

small rant

The UN Disability Vote Is Soon - GOP Out in Force

We need to drop high explosives on people who would use chemicals to kill

REID: 'Repubs So Intent On Protecting Millionaires/Billionaires-Willing To Sacrifice Middle Class'

The Home and Garden Channel ( HGTV) gets another viewer

The Rude Pundit: Watching Conservatives Twist in the Wind While Hanging Over the Fiscal Cliff

The Republicans are so worried about the debt and deficit that they caused...

Making Work Pay vs. the payroll tax cut, in two charts

Wow, those are some HAPPY HAPPY Holiday Faces!

Dear Banking AssHoles: Pack A Lunch...

Catholic Priest Calls 'Fox & Friends' Anger Over 'War On Christmas' Just 'Silly' (VIDEO)

Well, I bought a tablet...

The Rape Threads have done something nothing else was able to do

Gay Muslims: The Elephant in the (Prayer) Room

A clickable guide to the world's energy use

Military judge taken off Ft. Hood shooting case over beard fight

A perfect example of failed evaluation of teachers. A Florida Teacher of Year unsatisfactory.

Missouri Lawmaker Wants Stores Closed for Thanksgiving

Dissidents Pushed Off Prominent Committees

Where's the celebration?

Walmart's New Health Care Policy Shifts Burden To Medicaid, Obamacare

Leesburg’s Christmas distinctly American

Thom Hartmann: I've Found Reagan's Welfare Queen...

Just saw Alex Wagner go up against Grover Nordquist on MSNBC this a.m.

When The Cops Want Your Username

Are you old enough to remember when CEO's of big companies were well thought of,

CNBC is becoming worse than Fox News

I was just asked to serve on a jury for someone I have on ignore. Is that a good idea??

So the Bush Tax cuts expire. I can live with that. In fact, I would prefer it.

Why Jeb Bush will be the Republican nominee in 2016?

SA or DA revolvers for home/self defense?

AutoZone Employee, Fired After Stopping Robber With His Own Personal Weapon

House Dems File Discharge Petition To Force Vote On Middle Income Tax Cuts

OK, Minnesota DUers, we need to start planning our holiday gathering

Boehner plays a weak hand

Another annoying pro-Obama "what the election means to me" sermon

Norquist lobbies Michigan lawmakers to pass right-to-work bill

Settlements showdown beckons for Netanyahu in Berlin

If someone loses their mind as a result of all these rape threads, does DU bear some

World Net Daily wonders: “Will Obama build a Death Star?”

Republican Sen. Jim DeMint is a moran

Toon: Boehner's Brain

Bradley Manning lawyer: soldier's treatment a blemish on nation's history

2012 Presidential Race: Reactions from IOP Election Night Party

Fox News chief’s failed attempt to enlist Petraeus as presidential candidate

George W. Bush Renews Call For Immigration Reform

The President and the Democrats need to use the Republican technique of repeating over and over....

Bradley Manning wants to run for public office, lawyer says

Question: What is the official psychiatric name for the disorder that makes a person think their

What do you think of Al Franken running for President in 2016

Shenandoah Man Admits to Altering Military Record, Heads to Prison

Pelosi, House Dems file discharge petition to force vote on middle income tax cuts

Pic Of The Moment: War On Christmas Update

No God? ...No Problem!

Attention Detroit/Dearborne DU'er's

Belcher may have struggled with head injuries, alcohol, and painkillers

Congrats Cub fans...

Thom Hartmann vs. The Godfather of Climate Change Denial

Attention Detroit/Dearborne DU'er's

The 38 Republican Senators who voted against the treaty for disabled rights

Despite dramatic Dole appearance, Senate rejects disability treaty

Talking briefly to a right-wing friend, I read between the lines.

Assange will go to Sweden: diplomats

'New York Post' criticised over subway death front page

Republicans cannot accept a compromise where they get 90% of what they want.

Images from the newly installed cameras in Meta......

Omaha Church Chooses To Promote Anti-Gay, Anti-Women Policies

WH: Republicans Offer Magic Beans And Fairy Dust

West worried as Syrian rebels grow beards

Found some pre-embargo Cuban cigars

Assembly Speaker-elect Vos to occupy 2 Capitol offices; Dems rip GOP moves

Saudi Arabia Details Plan for Nuclear, Wind

Who's right about the second amendment: Piers Morgan or the gun rights advocate?

Don't Legalize Weed!

Vladimir Putin: Moscow not defending regime ‘nor acting as advocate’

Elizabeth Warren Wins Senate Banking Committee Seat: Sources

I'm Going to Say Three Words and You're Going to Give Me a Trillion Dollars!

This morning on Morning Joe, Joe S. said that every member of the House

Is it possible that some DU posters comments are computer generated in some way?

I appreciate MFM's effort to serve snacks for the DU Lounge but his method of serving them.....

Someone's watching over us over here in Meta...

What Costas said about guns is what my gun advocate father told me growing up.

Venezuela chocolate king thrives despite controls

Images from Meta's Lounge Cam

‘White Student Union’ tests college’s boundaries

GOP Pledge of Allegiance

Democracy for America to Democrats: Take Vital Programs Off the Table in Fiscal Showdown Talks

Officially too much information: Romney/Ryan

A silver alert should be called for Jan Brewer

Thom Hartmann: If this is what fracking is doing to animals - what is it doing to people?

Stop cross-polar flights, reduce Arctic warming, save money: study


Are the Tea Party Movement's 15 minutes of fame over yet?

How can I change my user name?

Has anybody had a dog go through front leg amputation?

Bad publicity over Obamacare stance sinks earnings of Olive Garden, Red Lobster parent

Is this legal? Our router was programed to turn off when warranty expired @ 2 years

Top Republican Hints That House Republicans Would Cave, Support Ending Bush Tax Cuts For Rich

Sources: US behind European protest measures (Israelis blame US for European protests)

Julian Assange in his labyrinth

Arizona Gov. Brewer can't run again in 2014, Sec. of State Bennett says

Jovan Belcher out with other woman night before he killed his girlfriend

Good news, imo: David Gergen finds Dem behavior 'disturbing'

Reich: Understanding the Fiscal Cliff (In 2 Min's and 30 Sec's)

Chevonne Thomas, Mom Who Decapitated 2-Year-Old Son, Killed Self, Had Used PCP

Kerry Laments Rejection Of Disabilities Treaty

Why Ke$ha's New Memoir Is 2012's Answer to 'The Feminine Mystique'

How Unhinged Rhetoric Sank a Disabilities Rights Treaty in the Senate

Virgin spaceship aims to be science lab (BBC)

I knew I was close

Where in the world is Jane Brewer?

What are your travel plans for 2013?

New Hampshire Mayor wants Obama to repay city for campaign visit

How tall can a Lego tower get? (BBC)

first instinct...

GOP walks past wheelchair-bound Bob Dole to vote against disabilities treaty


News from a friend in Hungary brought this story that has

(IN) creationist Senator proposes "Truth in Education" law ...

Why do we put up with this asshole

REPORT: Anonymous Hacks Top Nuclear Watchdog Again To Force Investigation Of Israel

Why the GOP Won't Admit Supply-Side Econ Has Failed Read (Mark Thoma)

Dutch football linesman dies from severe head injuries after being beaten by teenagers

PPP: Republicans not handling election results well

Really? Do we need Ipad apps for our cats?

50% of Republicans hate Obama because of stupidity, the other 50% hate him because........

Protest at Egypt president's palace turns violent

More reliable than Fox News, that's for sure....

The Simpsons take on the Fiscal Cliff & the Republican Party...

Something conservative men don't seem to think about....

Practice some random kindness each day.

Pre-order Your Limited Edition "Voice" T-Shirt

Boehner and McConnell Should Just Quit

Why Finland has the best education system in the world..

Bad ten days for motorcyclists in Orlando.

"Incendies" Quite a powerful movie

Majority Of Senate Democrats Support Extending Unemployment Benefits For Millions Of Americans

"Come the end of January,... they're gonna be able to sell tickets."

(WSJ) 'No I won't back down' - Barack Obama

The Fox News Effect: Republicans Still Think ACORN is Alive and Stealing Elections (Kevin Drum)

Ted Nugent Wants to Take Away the Vote

Anyone read Gravity's Rainbow? I'm about 100 pages in and have just a general question...

Thom Hartmann: How the Saudis Secretly Funded the GOP Election

Something big just happened in Egypt right now. Something very big.

Elizabeth Warren: I'll come out and say it

Cedric Griffin is suspended without pay

GOP, Big Business, US Chamber Of Commerce, And Conservatives Seem To Be Determined To -----

MSNBC Hosts Visit Obama

A little information please, if anyone knows

MFM in the ER.......

Palestinians threaten to take Israel to the ICC


Press Award to President of Ecuador

Sources: Bret Bielema to Arkansas

the party of mean-> Senate Republicans Vote Down International Disabilities Treaty

Senator Kerry Urges Passage of Disabilities Treaty

26 Amazing Facts About Finland's Unorthodox Education System

East Germany sold sick for West pharma testing

Who has called their reps in DC regarding the fiscal cliff this week?

World Sings "Oh My Darling Palestine" While Israel, US Cover Ears

Politfacts lie of the year: please vote!

Why can Limbaugh speak, but not Costas?

So hard to let go...

Israel Expands Settlements, Obama Expands Drones

DU Recipe Collection Updated (9/14/2015)

McConnell declines to endorse Boehner plan

You don't know whether to laugh or cry...

America's "obsession" with pets

Pair of teabaggers booted off House budget committee

I know 2016 is far ahead

It's Official...

Saudi-Led Oil Lobby Group Financed 2012 Dark Money Attack Ads

All Of A Sudden, Nothing In Paul Singer's Lawsuit Against Argentina Is Going His Way

A new guilty pleasure

Manning Testifies About His Torture; Was it Aimed at Turning Him on Assange?

Ted Nugent whines on about tools.......

Hey! Did we ever decide on a change in photo size/dimensions?

a very very short joke..(good luck)

Interesting Charlie Rangel on Martin Show,

Grover says Obama thinks somebody made him king- video added

For anyone old enough to remember, how did Reagan do as CA governor and as president?

2012 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award goes to Fukushima investigator

Tea Party group pays out $8 million for Dick Armey to leave

Brand-new "Dreamliner" makes emergency landing in New Orleans because of mechanical problem

The Power of the Homeschool Lobby By Ed Kilgore

Dont put that cookie in the toilet. No, no, dont eat the cookie!

2 questions for Facebook users:

Mike Huckabee,Former Baptist Minister And Current GOP Shill Criticizes Bob Costas' Anti Gun Comments

Do you know what "I am Spartacus" means?

Kansas Republicans Hope State's Right-Wing Shift Will Lead The Nation

Trying to pass oneself off as a cartoon version of a feminist

If you'd like to slap a rightie with Reagan, here's your chance...

PPP Poll: 1 out of 4 Republican voters nationally back secession, half think election stolen

Citing 'media focus,' Gov. Scott's jobs czar resigns

Pundit For Hire

GOP Sees AMT as Leverage in Fiscal Cliff Talks

A Ravens fan and Redskins fan walk into a bar....

Eliot Spitzer: Tax the Traders! It Would Solve Economic Crisis and Stop Reckless Activity

GOP lawmakers consider raising the amount of their per diem expenses

a backyard visitor

How Wall Street Hollowed Out Industrial America

Carbon-Addicted U.S. Shifts from User to Pusher While Repudiating Renewable Energy Solutions

THIS sure sounds familiar

Congressman’s Restaurant Refused To Serve Muslim Couple

After "Incendies," another good Quebec movie is "Monsieur Lazhare."

Far-Right to Boehner: Forget the future of the country and the party...don't compromise

Father will be reunited with baby adopted without his knowledge, judge rules

Woman featured in Times story about sexual disorder commits suicide

Has anyone else seen "The Wind that Shakes the Barley"?

tRump has made the big time, I've not laughed so hard in a long time.

Top Pennsylvania GOP Lawmaker Proposes New Election Rigging Scheme

HHS: Health Law Changes To Medicare Drug Program Saved Seniors $5B

Lawyer likens gang-rape victim to a spider luring men to web (the victim was 11 yrs old)

Chicken thread! Chicken thread!

If Obama can't get them to come up to 39% then we should go over the so called cliff instead

Texans WR Andre Johnson drops $19K on toy shopping spree for charity

Another Funny One...

New story I'm working on...

Merry Christmas Republicans, Rachel Maddow Just Ate Your Lunch

TCM Schedule for Tuesday, December 4: Directed by George Roy Hill

Jon Stewart Mocking Fox News ‘War On Christmas’ Funny With Deep Message (VIDEO)

Christian Parenti critiques 350's carbon divestment campaign

Just like I said about the NRA.

"I'm Not an Economist, but..."

Why are farts funny?

Breaking! There's been an attack on Meta by some Loungers!

Panko Crusted Tofu Dinner - Repost from old DU2

Santorum tweets on defeat of UN disabilities treaty: 'We did it'

TCM Schedule for Wednesday, December 5: Star of the Month: Barbara Stanwyck

I agree with Senator Patty Murray

The big league: Israeli company based in West Bank to have ad in Super Bowl

How do I change another poster's user-name?

Friend Goes to get beer, finds kittens in ziplock bags in the freezer

Chris Matthews is more annoying today than usual, he hasn't let hardly anyone talk today.

Retired generals urge Obama to keep Gitmo promise

UH,OH, Kate COULD be carrying twins!

CHICAGO: North Side Family Says Prized Puppy Was Unjustly Shot By Cop

LOL, Larry. LOL

Honey Boo Boo makes Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating People' list

'Cute robot' will be companion to International Space Station commander

Clear Channel debt restructuring looks necessary, Moody's says

2nd judge refuses to block ban on sexual-orientation 'conversion' therapy

DU Marketplace?

One in four Americans has an opinion about an imaginary debt plan

Rev Al - 'End of an Error' - GHW Bush's Read my Lips

He can do whatever he wants. Sweet.

British forces accused of killing four teenagers in Afghan operation

The President's budget proposal

Move to ban unpaid internship adverts wins cross-party support

Ronald Reagan and his Tea Party Zombies

A review of the Hobbit


Harvard recognizes group promoting safe kinky sex

What if Money Was No Object - Alan Watts

Obama to fill key posts in weeks, Hagel on Pentagon short list

The end is nigh

Does anyone follow

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Those Tunnels and Bridges Won’t Fix Themselves, You Know

Huawei hits back over US 'security threat' claim

Senate passes key defense policy bill 98-0

The big league: Israeli company based in West Bank to have ad in Super Bowl

State Republicans Join With Dissident Democrats to Control Senate (New York State)

For my birthday this year I asked for a flu shot.

Reminder of Mayan Alpacalypse

Money in Politics - With Ben & Jerry

Bernie Sander's progressive deficit reduction plan

women and unions--late 19th century labor organizing by and for women

Chap Hop

.Okla. Court Says Abortion Laws Unconstitutional.

GOP to hold the line on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations

Costas: "Mistake" To Give Anti-Gun Commentary During Football Game

Know your worth....

PPP: 49% of Republicans say ACORN, which no longer exists, stole the 2012 election

Have any of the MSNBC pundits who were invited to the WH today said anything about it?..n/t

Future of genetically-modified salmon in doubt

Warren to get seat on Senate Banking Committee!

'Is Earth F**ked?' AGU Scientist Asks

Bloomberg Asked Clinton to Consider Succeeding Him as Mayor

a biography of the day-ernestine rose

some quotes of the day-ernestine rose

Why the Aliens haven't called yet

Cops to Congress: We need logs of Americans' text messages for at least two years

"Pinocchio effect"

An encore: Elizabeth Warren on the banking committee...sweet

Scaring the Life out of an Old Lady

How Australia can end the Assange stalemate